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Kolthoff Lectureship in Chemistry features Professor Van Duyne

Three seminars scheduled, September 20 through September 21

The Department of Chemistry hosts Professor Richard P. Van Duyne from Northwestern University, Monday, September 20, through Wednesday, September 22, for its Kolthoff Lectureship in Chemistry. Van Duyne will present three lectures, and will meet with faculty and students during his visit to the University of Minnesota and its Department of Chemistry.

At Northwestern University’s Department of Chemistry, Van Duyne's foci are life sciences, materials, and physical/analytical. Nanoparticle optics is the primary topic explored in his research group. Additional information is available on his website at

Topics, and times, dates and locations for Van Duyne’s seminars are:

  • Molecular Plasmonics: Nanoscale Spectroscopy and Sensing, 3:45 p.m. Monday, September 20, in Room 230 at the Science Teaching & Student Services.
    • There will be reception immediately following his lecture in Room 117/119 at Smith Hall. All are welcome to attend.
  • Single Molecule and Single Nanoparticle Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy, 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, September 21, in Room 331 at Smith Hall.
  • High Resolution and High Throughput Plasmonic Biosensors, 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, September 22, in Room 331 at Smith Hall.

Complete abstracts about Professor Van Duyne’s seminars are included in the downloadable PDF.

The Kolthoff Lectureship in Chemistry honors the legacy of Izaak Maurits Kolthoff, a world-renowned chemistry researcher and professor who joined the University’s Department of Chemistry in 1927. His research was recognized by many medals and memberships in learned societies throughout the world. Kolthoff died in 1993, at the age of 99.

Link to Abstract PDF